Download the Nest for PC app on your Device. Control your Nest thermostat, arm and disarm your Secure alarm system, see your home with Cam, and get an alert if Nest Protect goes off – all in one place. You can now use this amazing app on your Windows and Mac PCs.
What is the Nest PC app?
Nest is best known for its smart thermostats, but the company has continued moving forward into other areas of the connected home. They have a powerful and innovative set of home security cameras and digital hubs, along with broad compatibility with third-party smart home ecosystems.
Nest for pc mobile companion app gave us centralized control on our mobile devices and web browsers. It allowed us to customize alerts and assign priority to devices. Overall, it felt like we had more control of our setup. Expect app features like a timeline view of video clips, if you get the Cams, along with the ability to create clips from your video history. Most security systems come with a mobile app these days, but they don’t all achieve this level of integration.
While using all of the cameras, you can use the Nest for PC app whenever we were away from home. The app is super easy to use, and you will love how it integrated all of the Nest products under one virtual roof, from our Nest Learning Thermostat to our Nest Protect smoke and CO detector.
What does it support?
You can already control some Nest Thermostats in both Google Home and the Nest app. Nest app has Home and Away options, and now Google Home does too. And according to Google, Nest Protect will arrive on Google Home sometime in “the coming months.”
But the first nail in the coffin is the latest Nest Thermostat. It exclusively works in the Google Home app; you can’t pair it up with the Nest for PC app. Nest Thermostats were the hallmark of the App. It’s easy to see the writing on the wall, and recently Google added partial integration for Cameras in the Google Home app. You can’t adjust some settings yet, but that’s likely coming along with the promised addition of Nest for Windows protect.
Nest for PC has long been a crowd favorite for its versatile placement options, easy installation, and smooth integration with all things Nest. Since this little camera came out a few years ago, Nest has built on its success and released newer, better versions of its security cameras.
Setup and installation
Setting up our Nest Cam actually took less time than getting it out of the box. (For real. That thing is packed in there pretty tight.) Nest for PC has streamlined the setup process to make it as easy as possible. It’s a quick four-step process.
- Step 1: Download the Nest app and create an account.
- Step 2: Plugin and power on the camera.
- Step 3: Scan the QR code on the back of the Nest Cam.
- Step 4: Done.
Ok, so it’s really a three-step process, which is even better. The whole thing took about five minutes—two of which were spent trying to come up with a name for our house. (The Red Keep, by the way.)
How to Install the Nest for PC app on Windows and Mac
- You will need to install the BlueStacks emulator on your PC.
- Complete the installation of the emulator on your PC, by following the given instructions.
- Look for the PlayStore app on the home screen of the emulator.
- You will be asked to log in using your Google ID, it will give you access to the PlayStore app features.
- Search for the Nest app and click on the install button to start the download process.
Use the Nest app on your smartphone as well.
Is Google Home compatible with Nest?
Yes. Nest is a Google product and pairs easily with the Google Home app on Android or iOS devices like phones and tablets.
How do I install and set up my Nest for PC app?
Each of the products comes with helpful installation steps. The actual installation will vary based on which Nest product you’re connecting, but everything you need is in the app or comes in the box.
Can my doorbell show footage on my Google Home Hub when I get a visitor?
Yes. You’ll need a Google Home Hub (the one with a screen), your Hello doorbell, and the Nest account app. Confirm that your Nest Hello is connected by saying, “OK Google, show me the front door.” This should show the feed from your doorbell camera on your Hub screen.
- Confirm that your devices have synched.
- Go into your Nest app and select the doorbell camera feed.
- Select the gear in the top right corner and select “Visitor Announcements” on the menu.
- Choose that option and toggle the option on (the bar should slide to blue).
- Test your doorbell and hub by ringing the doorbell and see if the doorbell footage appears.